Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

- Hannah Tetteh has begun work as the UN's Director-General in Kenya

- She was appointed by the UN Secretary-General in July to replace Sahle-Work Zewde

- Ms Tetteh's daughter has shared photos of her mother's first day at work in Kenya

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh has started her new job as the Director-General of the United Nations office in Kenya.

Ms Tetteh who arrived in Kenya on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, started work immediately.

On her first day at work, the new Director-General took part in the celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence, marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement.

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya
Source: Twitter

Elated by the feat, Ms Tetteh's beautiful daughter, Carla Simone, took to Instagram to share photos of her mother's first day at work.

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She captioned the photos: "Temp post please. Meet the DG for the UNON and Africa as a whole. A rank directly under Secretary General. Tried not to do this but this lady deserves some accolades so I beg allow it for today!"

Appointed by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, somewhere in July, Hanna Tetteh succeeds Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde.

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya
Source: Instagram

Ms Zewde herself had previously appointed a special representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU).

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Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya
Source: Twitter

This is the first-ever major international appointment for Ms Tetteh who has become a very prominent figure in Ghanaian politics since 2008.

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Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya
Source: Twitter

After serving as the communications director for the NDC's 2008 campaign, she was appointed as Minister for Trade and Industry from 2009 to 2013 after former President John Atta Mills won power.

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Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya

Photos: Hannah Tetteh starts work as Director-General for UN office in Kenya
Source: Instagram

She later served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2017 during President John Mahama's tenure.

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Ms. Tetteh is a practising lawyer who holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana.

She has also been a Member of Parliament for the Awutu-Senya West constituency in the Central Region.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has shared stunning photos of US First Lady Melania Trump's visit to the Ridge Hospital in Accra where she donated a phototherapy machine.

Apart from the machine, Mrs Trump shared hampers and other gifts for mothers and babies at the Hospital's Child Welfare Clinic.

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The visit formed part of the US First Lady's two-day tour of Ghana.

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